MXDO 201 – Dosimetry

Course lecturer :

  • Bothaina Kandil

Course assistant :

  • A.L. Magdy Aly
  • Demo. Hanan Zayed

Course objectives :

  1. Deals with theory and measurement of radiation.
  2. What is radiation quantities, Radioactivity, Attenuation and scattering of photons and electrons.
  3. radiation risks and radiation protection guidelines, including international current regulations

Course description :

This course deals with theory and measurement of radiation as applied to medicine and the laboratory. It covers ionizing sources as used in biology, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. Topics include: ICRU definitions of radiation quantities, Radioactivity, Attenuation and scattering of photons and electrons, Interactions with tissue, Radiation equilibrium, Convolution and Monte Carlo dose computations, and Practical radiation dosimeters (ion chambers, diodes, TLD, film,chemical). We conclude with a summary of radiation risks and radiation protection guidelines, including international current regulations

Course assessment :

Mid-Term 15 Interactive learning 7 Assignment 3 Final exam (Written) 75 Total 100

Recommended text books :

Radiation Protection & Dosimetery. An Introduction to Health Physics. Michael G. Stabin. Springer Science. 2007.

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